Jerome B. Smith

Jerome B. Smith

Sole Practitioner
Culver City, California
Jerry has been practicing law as a partner in small firms and as a sole practitioner in the Los Angeles area for over 38 years. His law practice has always emphasized the personal nature of the relationship between an attorney and client. Jerry specializes in providing counsel to small and medium-sized businesses regarding their legal matters. He has formed numerous corporations, LLCs and Partnerships and then continued to handle all of their business needs. Jerry also has expertise in the area of real property, secured transactions, mergers and acquisitions and employment law. He has prepared many employee manuals, conducted harassment and discrimination investigations, negotiated employment and separation agreements and advised employers in a variety of wage and hour matters.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Business, Corporate and Commercial
  • 20% Business Formation
  • 20% Estate Planning
  • 10% Trust Administration/Probate

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California


  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. summa cum laude
    • Honors: Winner, Environmental Essay Award
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: History and Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.
  • Tamanet (USA), Inc.
  • MASS Group, Inc.
  • Playland California, Inc.
  • Erlich Foods International
  • Curran Engineering, Inc.
  • Tori Export, Inc.
  • Superior Document Services, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • AV (Preeminent) Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbard, 1984-Present
  • Super Lawyer Peer Rated, 2011-Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, 1976 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar, 1976 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Rosenthal and Smith, Managing Partner, 1989 - 2006
  • Stone and Wolfe, Managing Partner, 1977 - 1989

Pro Bono Activities

  • President, Board Member, Parent School PTA, 1991 - 1997
  • President, Board Member, Visitation School PTO, 1996 - 1999